AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified the officer shot during a SWAT standoff in Ohio and the man who wounded him and was then killed.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports 36-year-old Brandon Watson, a 12-year veteran of the Barberton Police Department and a member of an area SWAT team, is in stable condition after surgery at an Akron hospital. He was shot in both legs early Friday in New Franklin.
A medical examiner has identified the suspect as 49-year-old Charles Cook.
Authorities say New Franklin officers were sent to a duplex around 7 p.m. Thursday on a domestic violence call and found Cook barricaded inside a bedroom, prompting the SWAT team to respond.
Police say Cook fired rounds through the bedroom door eight hours later, wounding Watson. Other officers returned fire, killing Cook.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com